CRPF jawan killed in IED blast in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: A CRPF jawan was killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast triggered by Naxals in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh today, officials said.

The blast took place around 6 am near a camp of 195th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Pushpal in Bastar when one of its patrolling teams was returning after an anti-Naxal operation, a senior police officer said.

The force had launched the operation on Tuesday night in the forests along the border of Bastar and Dantewada districts, he said. A constable-rank jawan, Raushan Kumar (23), a native of Bihar’s Nalanda district, was killed in the blast.